Ritual Confessions

January 10, 2008

Day nine and counting

Filed under: Uncategorized — elissakaren @ 6:38 am

It’s January 9th and already, every New Year’s resolution I made is in the dust. All except this one. I think there’s something about announcing this intention that’s making me keep it (even if there’s no one to know the difference, really, except maybe David and Fluffy Cat). I’m getting up so early these days that by the time Charlotte’s asleep, I have almost no energy to study Russian or work on my screenplay or resist the leftover holiday chocolate. But at least I’m recording a thought or two. Oh well… if I can only keep one resolution, somehow I feel this should probably be it, anyway.

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4 Comments »

  1. I wrote somewhere else about making New Year’s wishes instead of New Year’s Resolutions–as far as I can see, all those are good for is making ourselves feel bad. New Year’s wishes, on the other hand…there’s an air of magic about them. To have a wish come true…or to help someone else’s wish come true! amazing stuff.

    And those other wishes of yours, Elissa–write them down, perhaps. Put them somewhere you can see them. Let that inventive brain I know you must have gnaw on a workaround, find a viable opportunity ( 😉 ) to make them happen. Just because they’re not happening now doesn’t mean they won’t. It’s a long way till the end of the year.

    Comment by thelittlefluffycat — January 10, 2008 @ 2:19 pm

  2. I never make New Year’s Resolutions … I’m not sure whether it’s because I’m lazy, or cynical, or what. I think perhaps it’s because I feel so burdened and disappointed most of the time anyway that I don’t want to deliberately burden and potentially disappoint myself further. I think I make resolutions by a sort of reverse psychology: I’ll think to myself, I bet I couldn’t give up caffeine even if I tried. Then I become irritated with myself, and try it anyway, and usually succeed just to spite myself.

    I don’t really recommend this method of motivation.

    Plus, I couldn’t stick to the no-caffeine rule, so I was right in the first place. But if it had been a resolution, I’d be feeling a lot worse about it.

    Comment by davidrochester — January 10, 2008 @ 5:41 pm

  3. Fluffy, how kind and generous. Thank you.

    David, what the hell is wrong with caffeine?

    Comment by elissakaren — January 11, 2008 @ 2:20 am

  4. Nothing, unless you’re allergic to it. 🙂

    Comment by davidrochester — January 11, 2008 @ 5:42 am


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